September 2018 Current Events: US News

Updated September 6, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for September 2018:

  1. Shooting at San Bernardino Apartment
  2. Thousands of Exotic Insects Stolen
  3. Shooting in Cincinnati
  4. Panic Buttons for US Hotel Staff
  5. Man Opens Fire in Bakersfield
  6. Explosions in Massachusetts
  7. Three Shootings in Two Days
  8. Stabbing at a Daycare
  9. Brett Kavanaugh Case Continues
  10. Gun Control Bills Passed in California

Shooting at San Bernardino Apartment

San Bernardino Shooting

On September 2, 8 people were injured after a shooting occurred during a dice game at a San Bernardino apartment. Three of the eight shot are in critical condition. Police suspect that there may have been multiple shooters, as various weapons were recovered at the scene. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Chris Carlson

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Thousands of Exotic Insects Stolen

Insects Stolen

On September 5, a Philadelphia museum announced that someone had stolen thousands of live spiders, scorpions, and other exotic insects. The theft appears to be an inside job, but no arrests have been made. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

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Shooting in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Shooting

On September 6, a shooting in Cincinnati?s Fountain Square left at least two people dead and one person in critical condition. The gunman stormed a loading dock before entering a lobby, where three police officers were able to stop the suspect. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo

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Panic Buttons for US Hotel Staff

Hotel Panic Button

On September 5, major hotel chains announced that in an attempt to curb sexual harassment, they will now arm employees with panic buttons. The rollout is expected to happen over the next few years. (Reuters)

Photo Source: 123RF/ racorn

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Man Opens Fire in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Shooting

On September 12, a man opened fire on various locations in Bakersfield, California, killing five people and then himself. Investigations are ongoing. (CNN)

Photo Source: Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP

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Explosions in Massachusetts

Boston Gas Explosions

On September 15, multiple explosions occurred in three Boston towns, resulting in one death. The explosions are said to be caused by a pressure issue in gas lines. By September 17, people were allowed to return home, but the experience remains traumatic. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Foto/Mary Schwalm

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Three Shootings in Two Days

Maryland Shooting

On September 19, a shooting in Wisconsin left three people severely injured and the shooter dead, while a shooting in Pennsylvania left four people wounded and the shooter dead. The shooting in Wisconsin occurred at a small software firm and was conducted by the firm?s employee. The shooting in Pennsylvania occurred at a municipal building. Later, on September 20, three people were killed and two wounded at a Maryland Rite Aid. There is currently a suspect in custody. All three shootings are still under investigation, and a motive has not been discussed for any. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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Stabbing at a Daycare

Daycare Stabbing

On September 23, three infants and two adults were stabbed at a New York daycare. The unlicensed daycare allegedly lured in Asian mothers seeking US citizenship for their children. A 52-year-old employee is currently in custody. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

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Brett Kavanaugh Case Continues

Brett Kavanaugh

On September 29, the FBI approached a second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, a US Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct. Over the last week, Kavanaugh?s first accuser has been testifying to a Senate panel. President Trump has ordered a new investigation in light of this new accuser. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Gun Control Bills Passed in California

Jerry Brown

On September 29, California Governor Jerry Brown signed various gun control bills into law. The bills raise the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns to 21. The new laws will go into effect on January 1. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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